Pioneer presents the BDR-S05J (aka BDR-205 in the US), the first 12X Blu-ray burner. The device supports up to 12x recording on 6x BD-R SL and DL discs by Panasonic and 10x or 6x on other BD-R discs. It writes on BD-R LTH discs at 6x, BD-RE/RE DL at 2x, DVD+/-R at 16x and DVD+/-RW/DL a 8X. DVD-RAM and CD-R/RW are also supportd.
The Pioneer BDR-S05J-BK has 4MB buffer memory and uses SATA interface. It includes a dustproof structure that keeps dust away from the internal of the drive’s case, as well as Pioneer’s Disc-Resonance Stabiliser technology. There are also PowerRead and “PURE READ 2″ function, to compensate the digital noise introduced when a scratched or dusty audio CD is reproduced.
The Pioneer BDR-S05J-BK will be available in October for 38,000 Yen. It is available in White (BDR-S05J-W) and Black (BDR-S05J-BK). The company will also offer an OEM version, the BDR-205, in the overseas markets.
Update: The retail package, the Pioneer BDR-2205, of the BDR-205 will be available in the US in Q1 2010 for $249.